Australia vs. Sri Lanka Prediction, Odds & Tips

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Tournament2023 Cricket World Cup
Timetable16th Oct - 9.30
PredictionAustralia to win
OddsAustralia to Win @ 1.33
BookmakerWilliam Hill
Australia to win
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We all hate Monday, but at least the 16th of October will be more bearable as we will have another 2023 Cricket World Cup match to enjoy. Australia and Sri Lanka, two teams yet to pick up a win, will play against each other at Lucknow's Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. The loser of this match really will be all but out of the running for a last four spot. So, who will keep their faint hopes of World Cup glory alive? Well, find out my views below as well as the best odds that top cricket betting sites are offering.

💯 Australia v Sri Lanka Betting Odds

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Match Winner Odds: Australia v Sri Lanka

Below are the match winner odds for Australia v Sri Lanka:

Team
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Australia1.221.221.331.261.30
Sri Lanka6.003.353.253.253.50

Top Batsman Odds: Australia v Sri Lanka

The top batsman market is one of the best for me because it has a lot of entertainment value, and I think sports betting should be more about entertainment value than winning. With such a market, you are tasked with guessing the batsman that will get the highest score for their team.

Below you can see the top batsman odds for three players from both teams who I feel have a great shot at scoring buckets of runs:

Australia:

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Steve Smith4.003.00
David Warner4.333.00
Marnus Labuschagne6.004.33

Sri Lanka:

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Pathum Nissanka4.503.25
Kusal Mendis4.003.25
Charith Asalanka6.004.00

Top Wicket Taker Odds: Australia v Sri Lanka

Those who are not entirely comfortable with betting on the best batsman can think about trying to predict the bowler that will get the most wickets for their teams in their innings. If two bowlers finish with 3 wickets, for example, then the winner is the player with the better economy rate.

Below you can find the top wicket taker odds for three potential winners from each team:

Australia:

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Mitchell Starc4.002.87
Josh Hazlewood5.003.50
Adam Zampa4.333.50

Sri Lanka:

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Maheesh Theekshana3.503.25
Dilshan Madushanka5.003.25
Lahiru Kamara5.003.60

The above odds were up to date at the time of writing. Find updated odds on the relevant bookmakers' sites.

🔍 Australia v Sri Lanka Match Winner Prediction

There would not have been many punters who would have put a lot of money on the Aussies to have success at this World Cup, but I think many will be surprised at how poorly they have played so far. They have not passed 200 with the bat in either of their first two matches, while their fielding has been abject, to say the least.

Sri Lanka have always had quality players in their teams down the years, but I reckon that they will still be scratching their heads trying to figure out how it is that they allowed Pakistan to chase down such a big total in their last match. They have a young and inexperienced bowling unit and are greatly missing Wanindu Hasaranga.

This is a must-win game for Australia and Sri Lanka as another loss would make it virtually impossible for them to book a spot in the last four. As they have more experience in their ranks, I would be putting my money on Australia to win this match.

My Australia v Sri Lanka winner prediction: Australia to win!

✔️ Australia v Sri Lanka CWC Betting Tips

I am now going to give you some top betting tips for Australia v Sri Lanka:

Match Winner: Australia to Win

These two nations have played 103 ODI games against each other, and Australia has 63 wins while Sri Lanka has 36. Four of the matches had to be recorded as a no result. Thus, history suggests a win for the Australians, but they are not in the best of form, having been comfortably beaten by both India and South Africa so far.

Sri Lanka will still be reeling from their loss at the hands of Pakistan despite posting a world record total. If they were not able to defend such a big total, it makes me question what type of score their batsmen will need to hit for them to be able to win the match.

Sri Lanka's main issue at this WC is their lack of experience, something which cannot be said of the Australians. I think Australia will win this game because I think their main players will put their big boy pants on and play how we know they can. If you want to back the Aussies to win, then William Hill are offering odds of 1.33.

Australia's Top Batsman Winner: Steve Smith to Win

Steve Smith has not got going yet in India, but everyone knows how much quality he has and that it is just a matter of time before he lands himself a big score. Unfortunately for the Sri Lankans, I think his next big score will come against them as he should relish getting to face such an inexperienced bowling unit.

If you want to bet on Smith to be Australia's top scorer, then William Hill are offering odds of 4.00.

Sri Lanka's Top Batsman Winner: Kusal Mendis to Win

Sri Lanka have had much better batting line-ups at previous World Cups, but they do still have some quality, and one such player is Kusal Mendis. In their first game of the competition, he scored 76 runs, and against Pakistan, he smashed a sublime century. He is a top batsman who is in form, so it is not hard to see why I picked him as top scorer.

If you agree and want to bet on Kusal Mendis to be Sri Lanka's top scorer, then you can odds of 4.00 at William Hill.

Australia's Top Wicket Taker: Mitchell Starc to Win Top Wicket Taker

Mitchell Starc is someone that Australia can rely on to get wickets in a World Cup game. In his career, he has played a total of 19 World Cup matches and has collected 50 wickets at a very good average of 15.14. He has yet to play in a WC match and not pick up one wicket or more. Against a pretty average Sri Lanka betting unit, Starc will be quietly confident of being able to add to his impressive tally.

Those who want to bet on Starc to be Australia's top wicket taker can do so at William Hill with odds of 4.00.

Sri Lanka's Top Wicket Taker: Maheesh Theekshana to Win Top Wicket Taker

In all honesty, I know very little about the Sri Lanka bowlers. However, from the little of what I have seen of Maheesh Theekshana, I think he has a good chance of getting wickets as he has a bit of mystery about him. The Australian batsmen are not in the best of form, so he has a good chance of getting some wickets.

If you think that Theekshana will be Sri Lanka's best wicket taker, then William Hill are offering odds of 3.50.

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📰 Team News for Australia v Sri Lanka

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📺 Previous Australia v Sri Lanka Highlights

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⚡ Australia vs Sri Lanka Prediction Overview

1️⃣When Is This Australia vs Sri Lanka Match?

The Aus vs SL match will be played on the 16th of October at 09:30 GMT. It will be played at Lucknow's Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.


2️⃣Who Is My Australia v Sri Lanka Winner?

Both sides are not in any kind of form heading into this match, but I think Australia's experience will see them claim the win here.


3️⃣Where Can I Do Some Cricket Betting?

There are many different cricket betting sites out there, but some of the top ones for British punters include Betiton, Kwiff Sports, William Hill, Spreadex, and Mr. Mega.


4️⃣Is It Legal to Bet on Cricket?

Yes, you will not be breaking any laws by placing bets on cricket in the UK.


5️⃣What are the Best Banking Methods for Deposits and Withdrawals?

British cricket betting fans can opt for top deposit and withdrawal methods such as Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, ecoPayz, Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, and Bitcoin.

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✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This Australia vs Sri Lanka cricket prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.

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